Section 42
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Why child neuropsychiatry?

Göllnitz, G.

Psychiatrie Neurologie und Medizinische Psychologie 30(5): 270-276


ISSN/ISBN: 0033-2739
PMID: 353858
Accession: 041980613

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The author gives a brief survey of the development of Child-Neuropsychiatry in the G.D.R. and subsequently gives reasons for the decision in favor of the unity of neurology and psychiatry as applied to children and juveniles, which is in contrast to developments in other countries. In addition to hygienic, economic, organizational, and medical considerations, this decision was also determined by the fact that a Child-Neuropsychiatrist must, in his practical work as a subspecialist, be able to head a multiprofessional team and, thus, help assure optimum development of a child's personality.

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